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Technological innovations in the healthcare industry have always influenced healthcare practices, and nursing practice has received a significant influence from the technology. The success story of informatics in nursing practice corroborates an assuring future in its use in nursing. Innovations in the future of nursing informatics will be based on automated clinical and patient data documentation, streamlined data collection, analysis, and tracking, improved healthcare operations at healthcare facilities, and instantaneous access to patients’ health information anytime (Headquarters, 2020).
Informatics will increase connectivity between nurses and other healthcare providers, which will increase sharing of knowledge and teamwork between hospitals, nurses, and patients globally. Besides, informatics will help improve nursing research and support disease diagnosis, treatment, prevention, and treating diseases and global pandemics (Headquarters, 2020). The systems will be faster and making interactions between nurses and other healthcare providers efficient. Nursing informatics will also corroborate the analysis of patient data. Since nursing informatics uses computational systems to evaluate massive data sets to disclose prototypes and trends, promoting patient health and improving healthcare quality, nursing informatics will advance to make data analysis much more manageable and efficient.
Moreover, I envision a future that will be all about telenursing, where nurses worldwide will be using technology to provide their patients with nursing care through mobile devices and computers (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2021). This will make access to healthcare easier and affordable as many people will be accessing nursing services via their mobile phones and computers. There is a projected increase in mobile device accessibility in the future, enabling everyone worldwide to have a mobile device or a computer that will allow them to receive nursing services while at home. Nurses will be providing health assessment, treatment solutions, monitor the health of patients, monitor at-home care, and help in emergency situations. This will enable nurses to provide nursing care to patients in remote areas where healthcare facilities are limited and far.
In the future, technological advancements will enable nurses to easily access electronic health records, which will allow them to share information with their patients and other healthcare providers electronically. As a result, there will also be close to zero medical errors and improved nursing care because of improved nurse and patient interaction, communication, and healthcare expediency. In addition, nursing informatics will enable safer and more dependable prescriptions, thus reducing medical errors.
Furthermore, I envision a future where informatics will make it easy for nurses to share educational materials with patients as information technology will provide the nursing profession with a prompter capacity for creating and distributing novel knowledge in nursing. Informatics will ensure there is a constant creation of educational tools across healthcare settings that focus on enhancing health outcomes (McGonigle & Mastrian, 2021). With the availability of these educational tools, patients will receive educational materials that will provide them with deeper insights into their health, disease prevention, and health promotion, thus reducing diseases and promoting the health of many.
Finally, nursing informatics will improve therapy simulation that nurse educators use for simulation-based training for nursing students, providing simulation laboratories to teach nursing students basic skills (Headquarters, 2020). Additional development of simulation technologies will enable nurses to improve their advanced skills, and multimedia computer-centered training will enhance practical laboratory encounters even more in the coming years.